Tropical Storm Jose brings high winds, power outages

Gwen Vasquez
September 22, 2017

Jose brought gusty winds and risky surf on Wednesday, but Long Island was spared the potential wrath of the storm that has alternated between hurricane and tropical strength as it trekked northeast this week.

In its 5 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Jose was about 150 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., and 330 miles nearly due east from New York City.

Wind Advisories and Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for parts of Southern New England.

Your First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor tropical systems Jose and Maria.

PSEG Long Island has bolstered its ranks with out-of-state crews to help work on any power outages and downed trees.

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Wind shear continues to affect Jose's inner-core convection, giving it a less-than-classic tropical storm appearance in infrared satellite imagery.

Coastal communities in Brooklyn and Queens are bracing for the impacts of Jose.

When the storm is gone, Nantucket will likely have had the highest wind gust because the tropical visitor will get closer to the island than any other landmass. Scattered power outages and tree damage can not be ruled out along the immediate coast within the tropical storm warning area through Thursday.

"The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide this morning", the NWS warning said.

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